Rosie O'Donnell Says 'Teen Mom' Sends Positive Message to Girls

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Last week, Kim Kardashian criticized 'Teen Mom' for glamorizing teen pregnancy, but now talk show host Rosie O'Donnell is defending the series by saying it sends a positive message to girls.

The mother of three tells Us Weekly that she watches 'Teen Mom 2' with her 13-year-old daughter, and finds that the series is honest about the struggle young moms face while trying to raise a baby.
"At the end of almost every episode the mothers say they wish they used protection or waited: 'My whole life is over' or 'I can't live the life of a teenager,'" she says. "I think it sends out a positive message."

But Rosie understands Kim's perspective, too. "I do feel sad that all these girls are getting pregnant in an effort to get on a TV show," she adds. "That's a little tragic."

As controversial as the show may be, it's drawing plenty of viewers. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the MTV reality series had 4 million viewers on Tuesday night, which is a 'Teen Mom 2' season high. The episode also became the the third most-watched telecast in the 'Teen Mom'/'16 and Pregnant' franchise.

Where do you stand in the debate? Do you think 'Teen Mom' glamorizes teen pregnancy or does it deliver a positive message for girls? Let us know what you think in the comments. %Poll-59273%

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